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Chris W (simplespirit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale WNC
About Me I backpack and packraft, and sometimes teach both. I bicycle and ride a motorcycle. Sometimes I run. Sometimes I do Yoga. I have wilderness medical and whitewater rescue training. I can be a bit of a gear junky, although I seem to read more and buy less these days.
CityAsheville
StateNC
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://getlostoutfitters.com
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Re: What size?
Yeah, I looked at those. I was a 34 last year but now those are a little too big on me in most brands. Probably closer to a 32 these days.

In GEAR » Light SoftShell Pant for near freezing in snow
August 23, 7:41am

Re: "Light SoftShell pant"
The foxwear rain pant are also power shield but I've read a lot about them lacking breathability. What are your experiences?

In GEAR » Light SoftShell Pant for near freezing in snow
August 23, 7:29am

Light SoftShell Pant for near freezing in snow
I'm looking for a softshell pant to use in around freezing temps in snow above 8000 ft. I live in GA so I've not experienced those exact conditions before but I wore REI Mistral pants all w...

In GEAR » Light SoftShell Pant for near freezing in snow
August 23, 6:29am

Scales
Looks like it's in miles.

In Gear Deals » Suunto MC-2G Navigator Compass Suunto MC-2G Navigator Compass on sale
August 22, 3:19pm

Re: Suunto MC-2G Navigator Compass Suunto MC-2G Navigator Compass on sale
They're slightly different. The REI one is the MC-2G which has a global needle and superior performance over the EMS one which is the MC-2D. MC-2D MC-2G

In Gear Deals » Suunto MC-2G Navigator Compass Suunto MC-2G Navigator Compass on sale
August 22, 2:46pm

Re: Casual shoe suggestions?
I need a wide toebox and wear the Patagonia toast and jam. Rockports have worked well for me in the past as well. The rest of the time I wear crocs or flipflops.

In Chaff » Casual shoe suggestions?
August 22, 9:14am

Re: pixel to gigabyte
24-bit RGB is 3 bytes per pixel so a 32 GB card would hold ~11,453,246,122 pixels.

In Photography » pixel to gigabyte
August 22, 5:19am

Sub Kilo Sale
Here you go: Sub Kilo -$165

In GEAR » recommendations on 3-season sleeping bags
August 22, 3:37am

Re: recommendations on 3-season sleeping bags
REI is having a sale starting soon and the Sub Kilo should be on sale for under 175. 20 degree, 29 oz, 750 down.

In GEAR » recommendations on 3-season sleeping bags
August 21, 8:00am

Re: Wide Feet
I wear the trail version of the Nike Pegasus but GoLite and Inov8 have options that work for wider feet. I usually get a 10.5 EEEE but an 11 in the Nike works.

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 Lightweight Footwear Roundup (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
August 20, 10:44am

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